There are few better places in the world for black bear photography than the Canadian Rockies in spring. Black bears come out of hibernation around here in April and May and head straight down to the valley bottoms.
Black bear photography is at a premium along roads like the Maligne Lake Road in Jasper, the Kootenay Parkway (Highway 93 South) in Kootenay National Park, and along the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper. The best time of day is in the afternoon and evening and the best month for black bear photography is June!
(View more of John’s spring black bear photography from the Canadian Rockies)